It being quite a nice day - and remarkably mild for so close to Christmas - we went for a stroll in town. The market was in full flow, with a farmers' market added to the side, so we went for a potter around there. And then we went back out to visit Gwen, who was feeling very much better, and looking a lot brighter.
So we kidnapped her :-P
We didn't really kidnap her. We took her, by arrangement, out for a drive around the New Forest and then for lunch in The Bull in Downton. I was impressed with The Bull, because they had a specific menu for older people who might have smaller appetites. Gwen finished every mouthful of her chicken pieces, chips and peas! And I think she enjoyed the trip out.
|In The Bull|
So we brushed up my Farley and made him look very beautiful and wrapped him in Christmas paper, and gave him to Gwen as we were leaving yesterday. I think he will enjoy being a faithful companion to someone who is unable to get out and about much
Then we came home. It wasn't a bad run, either, to say that we hit the Going Home time somewhere around Birmingham. I think everyone must have been in the supermarkets!!
And now it is Christmas Eve. I have ambitious cooking plans for today and tomorrow. It will be a nice challenge for the new oven :-D
But perhaps I should consider the idea of getting up out of bed.
Oh - and the company that mistakenly shipped the new Farley by the wrong method has refunded all of the money we paid for him by way of apology. I hope the new one doesn't decide to stop off en route and live a life of indolence on a tropical island somewhere!!